Legal Links – September 2018: When a Stranger Decides to Destroy Your Life

September 27, 2018

When a Stranger Decides to Destroy Your Life (Gizmodo)

This article has been on my mind quite a bit lately, as it highlights some of the worst that social media and the internet has to offer. If you think “it can’t happen to me or my business”, I’d suggest you read this article and consider how you might change your behavior online.

Having worked with clients who are victims of online harassment, unfortunately the circumstances in this article hit close to home. If you are the victim of harassing conduct online, I suggest reaching out to an attorney well-versed in these issues sooner rather than later to discuss your options and develop a plan to minimize the impact on your life and business.

Lancaster Virtual Reality Lounge opening on North Queen Street this November (LancasterOnline)

The name says it all: Lancaster Virtual Reality Lounge will offer a virtual reality arcade experience in downtown Lancaster beginning in November 2018, offering over 200 games and activities to try.

Crypto’s 80% Plunge Is Now Worse Than the Dot-Com Crash (Bloomberg)

The cryptocurrency world has experienced some volatility in 2018, with plunges deeper and faster than the dot-com crash in 2000. The legal landscape of cryptocurrencies and similar blockchain based technologies remains unsettled, however a recent decision in a federal criminal case suggests that an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) may be covered by securities laws.

Lancaster County businesses committed to promoting STEM-related careers (LancasterOnline)

Lisa Riggs, President of Economic Development Company of Lancaster County, describes an externship program hosted by CNH Industrial and Lancaster County STEM Alliance, which focused on a critical need for science, technology, engineering and math skills in workforce development in Lancaster County.

Matt Landis is an attorney at Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He received his law degree from Widener University Commonwealth School of Law and works regularly with business owners and entrepreneurs.